Secy promises to solve problems of Qatar Hospital

KARACHI: Secretary Health Sindh Iftikhar Ahmed Shalwani said on Sunday it would be possible to provide modern medical facilities to patients by utilizing the robotic surgery, adding with this modern facility, the patients not only recover soon but it also reduces the blood flow during surgery it needs no stitches.

He expressed his views on the occasion of an operation conducted through robotic surgery in Sindh Qatar Hospital.

Dr Fateh Malik carried out the surgery of one Shahar Bano, 45. Qatar Hospital Medical Superintendent (MS) Dr Khalid Masood was present.

Shalwani said robotic surgery has brought a revolution in the field of medicine. He said the deserving patients were being operated upon in Qatar Hospital through robotic surgery for last two years.

MS Masood told the secretary that the hospital bears expense of Rs0.25 million on per patient, so only the most deserving patients are given this facility free of cost.

He said there was lack of specialist doctors and their SNE was not still approved. Moreover the allocated funds for repair and renovation of the hospital building were not released as yet.

He said there was also the shortage of woman medical officers and nurses in the hospital. He said about 3500 patients visit the hospital on daily basic in different OPDs.

Secretary also visited the dialysis center established in the hospital where about 750 patients were being taken care of free of cost every month.

Shalwani also visited the nursing school, central store of medicines, Surgical ICU, and CT Scene machine center.

Lauding the performance of hospital staff, Shalwani expected that the hospital would ensure even better medical facilities to patients. He promised that all issue of the hospital would be resolved on priority.

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